Lenovo at CES: After Days of New PCs, the Surprise of Smartphones
The K900 is 6.9mm thin (the Apple iPhone 5, for context, is 7.6mm) and made of a "low-magnetic stainless steel and polycarbonate Unibody chassis." Gorilla Glass 2 covers the 5.5-inch display and the back camera lens doesn't protrude, adding to its sleek look.
The K900's front and rear cameras are said to be "world leading," with the rear camera featuring an aperture that's the widest ever on a smartphone—for optimal low-light photography—and a Exmore BSI sensor that can take 13-megapixel images. It runs Android and a dual-core processor with Intel Hyper-Threading technology.
The Helix is Lenovo's premium convertible and features what company officials call a "ground-breaking 'rip and flip' design" that can be used in four ways. Here is the laptop mode.
Flip the display around, and it becomes a tool for offering presentations that is easily controlled by a person at the keyboard. On the flight home, a user can watch a movie—even if the person in the seat ahead of her decides to recline.
Close the Helix—which includes an 11.6-inch, Gorilla Glass touch-display, an integrated stylus, and near-field communication (NFC) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity—and you've got a convertible tablet.
Finally, detach the display, and it can behave as a standalone, 1.84-pound tablet. The Helix will begin shipping in late February with a starting price of $1,499.
IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC
The Horizon is said to take advantage of the touch capabilities in Microsoft's Windows 8 and offers customized games from Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, in addition to the 5,000-plus multi-user entertainment apps in the new Lenovo App Store. When the 27-inch display isn't pretending to be a game board, it can be the centerpiece of a high-performance desktop experience. It'll arrive this summer, and pricing will start at $1,699.
At CES, Lenovo also showed off a 39-inch widescreen table PC, code-named Gamma, that officials said is indicative of where Lenovo is taking the table PC market.
With this 27-inch all-in-one desktop, users can choose between a Quad HD (2,560 by 1,440) or full HD (1920 by 1080) frameless display with 10-point multi-touch technology. The frame is less than an inch thick and the screen is adjustable, so it's viewable from a wide range of angles. The A730 supports 3rd Generation Intel Core processors, up to Windows 8 Pro and up to 1TB of storage. It'll arrive in June, starting at $1,499.
IdeaPad Yoga 11S
Lenovo added the 11S to its lineup of Yoga laptops, which feature a hinge that can fold 360 degrees, enabling the screen to be folded all the way back to flat. They also feature a 0.68-inch-thick frame, an 11.6-inch HD In-Plane Switching (IPS) display with 10-finger multi-touch and Motion Control—a feature that lets users swipe their hands in front of the display to advance photos or other documents. Pricing will start at $799.
The Z Series offers consumers 14- or 15.6-inch (shown here) displays, with Windows 8 and 10-point touch capabilities, as well as Dolby Home Theatre v4, 34e gen Intel Core i7 processors and Nvidia GeForce graphics. This Z500 will start at $699.
Colors are also an option with the Z Series. Shown here is the 14-inch Z400, which will also start at $699.
Looking like a Transformer hiding under the desk, Lenovo's latest offering for extreme gamers is the X700, which can be overclocked and prevented from overheating with a liquid cooling system. It can be connected to up to six monitors, up to 4TB of storage can be added while the PC is still running, and there are dual graphics options and choices from the latest Intel Core processors. It will arrive in June, starting at $1,499.